Ecliptopera capitata - Lot Moths and Butterflies - species in Las Descargues, the Lot, France
drawing of a moth



Las Descargues, 31 July 2015
Ecliptopera capitata Adult


© Robin Howard

Ecliptopera capitata (Herrich-Schäffer, 1839)

Yellow-headed Phoenix
Cidarie à tête jaune

Wingspan: 21-24mm

A univoltine species on the wing from June to August when it is an occasional visitor to light. Recorded from the mv traps at Las Descargues and those situated in the Bave Valley. This species has not been recorded from any of the Causse sites which are far to dry.

The larva feeds on Impatiens noli-tangere.